Overview of Counseling Center at CCNY
In line with City College's vision of access to excellence, it is the mission of the Counseling Center to provide high quality counseling services that are accessible to all City College students.
We provide short-term, student-centered and culturally informed psychological services from a modern and integrative theoretical orientation, treating all students with respect and recognition of their unique strengths. We are a liaison to the community, linking appropriate students to more intensive and longer term services as needed. We are committed to supporting faculty in the identification of students who may benefit from our services and reaching students in need. We provide education to the City College community and work towards wellness and prevention in our outreach models.
Our goal is to assist students in the resolution of any barriers that may hinder their ability to achieve their highest academic potential, while ensuring their mental health needs are met, regardless of ability to pay.
The Counseling Center can help address:
- Stress, anxiety or panic attacks
- Feelings of depression, sadness or loneliness.
- Homesickness and adjusting to a new place, lifestyle, or culture.
- Transition from high school to college life.
- Relationship problems with partners, friends, family.
- Problems with your college courses or grades.
- Alcohol or drug use.
- Sexual identity or orientation issues.
- Grief from loss of loved ones.
How is an appointment made at the Counseling Center?
Students can either call to schedule an intake at telephone number (212) 650-8222 or walk-in to schedule an appointment. Students are urged to keep their appointments and in the event of a cancellation students should contact the Counseling Center.
If you are experiencing a crisis and would like to be seen immediately by a counselor, we strongly encourage you to come in and ask to be seen. We will do our best to help you in whatever way we can. If you are not experiencing a crisis you will be given the earliest appointment opening available.